PRINCE2® Foundation & PractitionerIs this course for you?
You will be taught PRINCE2 version 2017 on this course. If you are looking for a structured approach to project management then this course will provide an in-depth understanding of the principles and benefits. It is suitable for project managers, team managers and managers from any discipline. You require no previous knowledge, however, exposure to a project management environment would be highly beneficial. During the course you will participate in discussions and group exercises and there will be self study every evening. There is approximateley 10 to 12 hours pre-course work to prepare you for the course. This qualification is recognised around the world.
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By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Understand the PRINCE2® method at both Foundation & Practitioner level
- Understand the principles and benefits of a structured approach to project management
- Apply the principles of PRINCE2 to a project
- Pass the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams
What is the course like?
This is an intensive 4.5 day course which is delivered in two parts; first, the 3-day Foundation level which provides you with a solid understanding of the scope, terminology and processes of PRINCE2®.
Second, the 1 day Practitioner course in which you will gain a deeper understanding of PRINCE2 in a project context.
We have an average of eight delegates per course. The course will be delivered by a PRINCE2 approved trainer with professional experience. During the course you will work in groups undertaking interactive quizzes, exercises and engaging in debate. The course combines the principles of project management theory with practical exercises and realistic case studies. You will be expected to join in and contribute to course discussions. There will also be evening work that includes several exam style questions. Your answers will be disussed at the start of the following day.
What is included in the cost?Pre-course study material, the official PRINCE2 Manual, handbook, exam fees, *refreshments and *lunch (*Southampton venue only).
What examinations are taken?PRINCE2® Foundation Exam: 1 hour multiple-choice, closed book exam. 70 questions. Pass mark 50%. The trainer will inform you of your result shortly after completion.
PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam: 2.5 hours, open book (official PRINCE2 manual only) from 09:30 to 12:00 on Friday morning. There will be eight scenario based objective test questions - 10 question items per question, each worth one mark. 44 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 55%.
Your papers will be forwarded to the Axelos for marking, and your result will be emailed to you within 7 working days. Or they will be scanned on completion of the course and your results emailed to you shortly after.
NOTE: The PRINCE2 Foundation exam must be passed prior to taking the Practitioner examination.
What is PRINCE2?PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments, version 2) is a project management methodology.
The methodology includes quality management, control and organisation of a project with consistency and review to align with the objectives. PRINCE2 emphasis is on dividing the project into manageable and controllable stages.
COURSE CONTENTA structured approach to projects
PRINCE2® Principles These are the guiding requirements and good practices which determine whether the project is genuinely being managed using PRINCE2.
Continued business justification - is there a justifiable reason for starting the project that will remain consistent throughout its duration?
Learn from experience - PRINCE2 project teams should continually seek and draw on lessons learned from previous work.
Defined roles and responsibilities - the PRINCE2 project team should have a clear organizational structure and involve the right people in the right tasks.
Manage by stages - PRINCE2 projects should be planned, monitored and controlled on a stage-by-stage basis.
Manage by exception - PRINCE2 project have defined tolerances for each project objective to establish limits of delegated authority.
Focus on products - PRINCE2 projects focus on the product definition, delivery and quality requirements.
Tailor to suit the project environment - PRINCE2 is tailored to suit the project's environment, size, complexity, importance, capability and risk.
PRINCE2 Themes The following seven Themes cover the specific treatment required by PRINCE2 for various project management disciplines and why they are necessary.
Business case - What value would delivering the project bring to the organization?
Organization - How will the project team's individual roles and responsibilities be defined in order for them to effectively manage the project?
Quality - What the quality requirements and measures are and how the project will deliver them.
Plans - The steps required to develop the plans and PRINCE2 techniques that should be used.
Risk - How the project management will address the uncertainties in its plans and the project environment.
Change - How the project management will assess and act on unforeseen issues or requests for change.
Progress - The ongoing viability and performance of the plans and how and whether the project should proceed.
PRINCE2 Processes These describe the steps of the project lifecycle, from getting started to project closure. Each process provides checklists of recommended activities, products and related responsibilities.
- Starting up a project
- Directing a project
- Initiating a project
- Controlling a stage
- Managing product delivery
- Managing stage boundaries
- Closing a project
Acknowledgements: PRINCE2® is a registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved. PRINCE2® courses are offered in association with SPOCE Project Management Ltd.